MP to launch `Patrolling the Tiger Land` scheme for tourists

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 23:53

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh will launch a novel
scheme "Patrolling the Tiger Land" from this October under
which tourists visiting the national parks will get an
opportunity to trek forest with the patrolling parties.

Tourists will be able to trek forests along with
patrolling parties in the national parks so that they can have
a real-life experience of wildlife and flora and fauna,
official sources said today.

The tourists at national park/sanctuary will be provided
with a patrolling party/trek by the range officer concerned or
any other competent authority, they said, adding the tourists
would be able to go deep into the jungles accompanied by the
patrolling party.

Tourists will be allowed to carry food and drinking water
with them. They will have to pay vehicle entry fees as per
rules apart from separate charges for trekking the forest
along with the patrolling party, they said.

Only four tourists will be allowed to accompany a
patrolling party and they will be allowed to take rest in the
camps of the forest department, officials said.

Children below the age of 12 years will not be allowed
under this system, they said.

This arrangement will come into force from the next
tourism season beginning from October 16.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 23:53

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